On Saturday 20th May, Winchester Mayfest will return with a day of fantastic FREE family entertainment!

We are super excited to announce that The Brooks Shopping Centre has been named as one of the new venues for the festival!

Join us for FREE dancing and signing acts all around The Brooks.

Events on at the Brooks Centre

10.30 – 11.00 Taeppa’s Tump, Wight Bells

Taeppa’s Tump

A ladies’ North West side from near Maidenhead. Their name comes from the nearby burial mound of a local Saxon chieftain.

Wight Bells

A ladies’ North West dance side from the Isle of Wight, with dances named after Island locations.

11.00 – 11.30 Bloodstone Border Morris, Deorfrith Morris

Bloodstone Border Morris

A riotous mixed Border side, some of whose dances relate to Isle of Wight legends.

Deorfrith Morris

A mixed side from the New Forest dancing a variety of Cotswold and Border dances including lesser-known ones.

12.00 – 12.30 Red Stags Morris, New Forest Meddlars

Red Stags Morris

A mixed Border side formed in 1968 at Southampton University, they dance their own style of Border, comprising traditional, adapted and new dances

New Forest Meddlars

A mixed side from Lyndhurst, with an ‘unfussy assortment’ of dances from the Cotswold and Border traditions

12.30 – 1.30 Barton Stacey Choir

Barton Stacey Chamber Choir

Formed in 2011, a community choir that invites all singers (experienced or not) to try a wide variety of musical styles.

1.30 – 2.00 Minden Rose, Fishbourne Mill

Minden Rose

A ladies’ Garland dance side from Alton, Hampshire, who dance in a variety of styles

Fishbourne Mill

A mixed side from Chichester, mainly dancing in the Cotswold tradition